I notice that a number of contributors to the Forum share my enthusiasm for BBC 4's imported detective thrillers.
A recent message on another thread about the two-part 'Bergmann' led me to wonder how many of us have fixed ideas as to the definitive portrayals on TV of fictional detectives.
To kick things off, may I offer:
Much as I admire Sir Michael Gambon, for me it has to be Rupert Davies as Maigret
David Suchet as Poirot
Jeremy Brett as Holmes